What ban on ragging? Eight cases reported in Karnataka this year alone

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-12-03 09:49 Bengaluru: Despite the ban on ragging, at least eight cases of ragging have been registered this year. Although the number of cases have come down over the years, the fact that it still thrives on the college campuses indicates the effectiveness of the ban.  As per the latest data with regard to Karnataka, complaints of ragging has gone down from 2013. According to the data furnished by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the number of complaints registered with anti-ragging helpline has been decreased from 23 in 2013 to just eight in 2016. As many as 23 cases of ragging were registered in 2013 and in 2014, it was 20. In 2015, 23 cases were filed. Interestingly, this year UGC helpline has received less number of complaints compared to the previous years. Another positive news is that no complaints of ragging has been reported from any CBSE schools in the city with CBSE board. However, highest number of cases were registered from Uttar Pradesh (33), Madhya Pradesh (30) and West Bengal (20). While these cases are reported, many of them go unnoticed. Onus is on the educational institutions to strictly ensure the ban.   In data:   Karnataka   Total no of ragging complaints Year : Number of complaint 2013: 23 2014: 20 2015: 23 2016: 8   All India scenario 2013: 640 2014: 543 2015: 423 2016: 198